Category Archives: compassion

Birthday Breakfast

The other morning, when Gary stopped in at a fast food joint for some sweet tea, he met an elderly gentleman who was celebrating his 73rd birthday. ┬áHe was “funny as hell”, according to Gary, and he told Gary that … Continue reading

Posted in acts of kindness, birthday, compassion, Gary, love | 5 Comments

Who She Used to Be

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that our perspective, our view of a situation, is so much different than someone else’s, even when they are very close to us. I’ve read before on so many stepmom blogs, either jokingly or simply … Continue reading

Posted in change, compassion, exes, love, people | 9 Comments


Today at work, we had what we joyously refer to as a disaster drill. Jealous, aren’t you? We got to pretend a big old hurricane was barreling straight for us, ready to wipe us out, and see if we could … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, hospice, people, work | 7 Comments


“A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt I’ve always liked this quote, because damn, it is so true, of men and women. You truly … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, hardship, learning, peace, struggle | 5 Comments